Michael J. Wilson - Berry Law Firm
Michael J. Wilson
Michael J. Wilson

Michael J. Wilson

Berry Law Firm Attorney since 2020

Husband, Father, Author, Coach, Berry Law Attorney

Mike Wilson believes everyone has a right to vigorous defense, no matter what they’ve been charged with. He’s been a criminal defense attorney since 2006, defending clients facing anything from drug charges and DUIs to attempted and first-degree murder charges. Mike has compassion and care for all people and fervently believes everyone deserves the right to be heard and understood. For Mike, this guiding principle motivates him to dive into each case and find the best possible outcome for each of his clients, no matter what. 

Facing a criminal conviction can be terrifying, and finding a compassionate attorney who understands the unique characteristics of your situation is paramount. It’s for this reason that Mike helps every client feel comfortable and open with him and encourages them to ask him any questions. Mike is a formidable opponent in the courtroom, too, and he proves to his clients that they have a zealous defender in their corner, someone who will do whatever it takes to help them. 

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Legal Precedents Set
Nebraska Supreme Court Appearances
Years Practicing
World Series of Poker Apperances
Mike teaching the younger attorneys how it’s done at the annual Berry Law Topgolf tournament

It’s Best to Bet on Mike

When he’s not getting riled up about injustice (which is most of the time!), Mike can be found coaching soccer and softball, playing golf (or attempting to), and taking down the occasional pot in a friendly poker game. He loves spending time with his family and is proud of the time he spends coaching his daughter’s soccer team. He’s always happy coaching kids and teaching them to work together as a team to win against all odds, and has done so many times. It’s similar to how he works with clients every day to win against bigger and more powerful opponents like the government. Whether he’s coaching soccer and softball or battling unlawful use of power in the courtroom, he will do what it takes for his team to be victorious. Empowering others? It’s just in his blood.

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

Mike believes that his role as an attorney is not to judge but to offer help and encouragement in what is likely the most stressful and frightening time of this clients’ lives. This belief stems from his time in college, when he counseled inmates at the penitentiary and worked as a research assistant for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Psych-Law Department. He learned that giving everyone a fighting chance is what keeps us all from suffering wrongful convictions and provides those who’ve made mistakes the chance to better their lives. 

Mike gets fired up about injustice. He’s even had an academic essay published in the DePaul Journal for Social Justice about our country’s dire need to provide higher-quality legal aid to the poor and vulnerable. He’s also a member of the Nebraska Innocence Project, a nonprofit that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and reform the legal system to prevent further injustices. Like the famous quote by Stan Lee, Mike knows that with his great power as an attorney comes an even greater responsibility to defend his clients (and others in trouble) so that they can look forward to a more promising future. 


  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S.
  • Appellate Section, Nebraska State Bar Association – Co-Chair, 2020-2021
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association – Current Member
  • Nebraska Regional Board, Midwest Innocence Project-Current Member
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, Current Member (2014-Present)
  • Nebraska Innocence Project-Board Member, 2013-2018
  • First Defense Legal Aid of Chicago-Board Member, 2007-2009
  • Michigan State Law Review, 2003-2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Jurisprudence Award for International Human Rights
  • The American Lawyers Midwest Trailblazer – 2021

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